In the event that you host your websites on a dedicated server, you would expect that they will perform lightning fast and that the access speed to them shall depend only on the Internet connection of the visitors. However, this will not be the case if the hosting server has lousy network connectivity or relies on a network card, which just cannot handle high volume of site traffic. If this is the case, it will take a while for your sites to load if lots of people open them at the same time or visitors could see error messages. Thus you might lose visitors as probably many people won't revisit your website in the event that they have experienced issues or slow loading speeds. That is why you must pay attention to the network components of any new server you acquire and not only to the main hardware like Processor, Ram memory or hard drive.
Server Network Hardware in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer you feature gigabit network cards that are tested along with all the other hardware components before and after any new server is built so as to make sure that we will not employ a faulty part that could cause a problem at some point. We also use the newest hardware for our internal network inside the Chicago data center where we offer the dedicated plans. This includes routers, switches and hardware firewalls which can certainly handle massive incoming and outbound traffic to any hosting server, while any traffic which is not legitimate will be filtered and won't use up your system resources. The continuous access to the center is made certain by using redundant backbone Internet providers. This way we ensure the fast and reliable connection to all our hosting machines, which means that your websites and applications will be up and running at top speed at all times.